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cnn tries to get to the site where one of the meteor's pieces supposedly landed. i'm don lemon. that story in less than 90 seconds. first we want to get you up to speed on the stories making headlines this hour. a truck bomb killed at least 78 people today in a marketplace in central pakistan. nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were packed in a water tanker and detonated by remote control. the attack is just the latest in an ongoing campaign in violence against shiite muslims in the region, which is overwhelmingly sunni. at the vatican, cardinals could mean sooner than expected to begin the process of choosing a new pope. the conclave can start as soon as all 117 cardinals are in rome. when benedict xvi steps down at the end of the month, he is going to his summer residence while work is finished on his new home inside the vatican compound. >>> in detroit, icy roads and snowy squalls have led to the multicar pileups across that area. according to affiliate wxyz, the 30-vehicle accident shut down part of the southbound interstate 75. several people were tr
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
>> reporter: hong is a fan of the movie by beng lou is a fan of the app. nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> pretty cool stuff. cnn continues with my friend christi paul. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i want to first get you to southern california where at least three people and a gunman are dead after a chaotic shooting spree that spanned an entire county here. police blocked off this intersection near maple highway. they say they were called to at least three different shootings and car jack kings at different locations across southern california. we're learning this shooting spree came to an end when the gunman turned the gun on himself after killing at least three people. >> the suspect was driving a vehicle he had taken in the tustan incident. reports are he got out of the vehicle, confronted our victim who was in his bmw. i don't know anything further on his vehicle. he orders him out of the vehicle, walks him to the side of the curb and executes our victim. he gets in the victim's vehicle and drives to the micro center where that incident occurred. >> they i
slur and slapped him. and the man, he's a former executive of an aerospace and defense company. cnn's renee marsh has the story. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them, in seat 28a was this man, joe ricky huntley of hayden, idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit back down for landing in atlanta. because of the altitude change, jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it got ugly. >> having trouble comforting him and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: court documents say huntley allegedly told jessica to, quote, shut that n word baby up. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that and to a baby or about a baby? >> reporter: then hu
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
to kill will his girlfriend. he wrobroke can down in tears i the courtroom today, his agent telling cnn that he rejects the charges in the strongest terms. more details on that. we'll be live from south africa in just a few minutes. >>> and hugh go sigh chew go h to have a tracheotomy and cannot speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundedhave a tracheotom speak now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surroundeda tracheotomy and now. he also released this picture of president chavez in a hospital bed surrounded by his kids. he has not been seen in public or tv since surgery. and of course kicking off the hour with a story that is unbelievable here. almost seems like science fiction, but it is very real. this is what happened in russia. it was a meteor moving at super sonic speed. streaking through the skies. this is in a mountain region. explosions, a huge flash and big boom all of this happening on the same day that an astroid is nearing earth. this meteor ended up hurting a lot of folks when it actually roc
the food lines and the spa gattii tangle of cell phone cords and as the ship came into sight from a cnn helicopter, a call for help, an sos and the most heart warming scene of the trip, a valentine, fashioned out of life vests. as they finally left their nightmare behind, some took a souvenir. >> sorry, carnival for taking your bathrobe, i did not pay for this, but figured they owed me. >> and ready seem ready to do it again, at least someday. >> i'm going to keep my feet on land for a little while. but if you get a free seven-day cruise, how can you pass that up, right? >> now, as part of the competition, because we thank ceo went out and apologized. they are offering hotel rooms so they could get a good night sleep before they go home. carnival cruiselines booked the entire holiday inn in mobile, alabama, for many weary passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 m
denies any involvement in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said two boxes of testosterone and needles were found. the defense saying that wasn't testosterone, a legal, herbal medication. and new details coming to light on what happened before the shooting. rob robyn kurnow breaking down some of the developments for thus morning. >> reporter: what's happening in describing what's
it will be agreed to. all of the information coming into cnn at this moment. feeling the emotive weight of the charges against him. >> we'll continue to check back in for the late breaking details. we appreciate it. earl barnett live in johannesburg. >>> hours away from an extremely close count with an asteroid. a space rock known as 2012 d.a. 14. is expected to pass within 17,200 miles of earth this afternoon. it is the closest near miss ever. the best chance to see it is with the aid of a telescope. 2:44 eastern this afternoon when the asteroid passes over the indian ocean traveling at nearly 18,000 miles per hour. meteor shower shaking things up in russia. witnesses report hearing and feeling a powerful blast followed by bright burning objects falling from the sky earlier this morning. we're told building shook, car alarms went off, cell phone service interrupted. 250 injuries mostly caused by broken glass. we're waiting for this d.a. 14, the one we're wait fog this afternoon, it actually will pass close enough in the atmosphere, where we could have communication satellites orbiting
for zombies ever. >>> and the dance that's everywhere, even here at cnn, the harlem shake. >>> just when you think we've got it all worked out, cutting-edge technology, scientific breakthroughs, miracle medicine, lately there's been talk about colonizing mars and many of you carry around a supercomputer right in your pocket. but just when you think you have it all worked out, the universe reminds us, we really don't. case in point, friday a chunk of space rock gets sucked in by the earth's gravitational pull. then streaks across the sky above russia. as it rockets through the atmosphere, friction heats the front of the rock a lot more than the back of it. the huge temperature difference is too much and essentially turns a meteor into a bomb. it explodes into a bunch of pieces. and what you're hearing here, that boom, boom, boom, is this -- take a look. those pieces are moving so fast they set up a series of sonic booms and it's just a scary sound. the sheer force is destructive, blowing out windows, knocking down huge doors and even taking down walls. there are reports that a huge chunk of i
all the developments mean with cnn legal contributor paul callan. >>> developing overnight, the search is on for victims in the rubble of a done town kansas city restaurant after a natural gas explosion. take a look at those pictures. it was happy hour at j.j.'s one of the city's most popular restaurants, when the explosion literally ripped the roof off. residents nearby say a lot of the buildings shook. two people are missing and dozens were hurt in the blast and fire which may have been triggered by an accident involving a utility contractor. cnn's ted allow larowlands is l kansas city for us. >> reporter: at this point, they have suspended the search for the two missing people, a man and woman. the explosion took place just after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant which is now completely gone. the explosion can which witnesses say could be felt blocks away instantly engulfed brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. we felt it shaking. >> reporter: reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explo
decendents on the state of the union. i'm ashley banfield, thanks for watching, everyone. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend," great to see you. >>> one space object made a direct hit. now a meteor alert system is crucial says some scientists. >>> and why the blade runner's murder charge has jolted a nation and put nike on defense now. >>> what if the difference between life and death was solved? that's what a new study is saying. we're going to ask a nutrition and fitness expert about this. >>> it is saturday, february 16th, good morning to you, i'm susan hendricks, randi and victor are off today. >>> facebook being the latest company to be the victim of an internet hacking attack. some of their computers were infected by malware in january but no user information was compromised. in the last month, hackers have gone after twitter, the "new york times" and the "wall street journal." >>> how about this? we survived the near miss from an asteroid. this is what it looked like through a high-powered telescope. now, remember, when i say near miss, that's in
"state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and the extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes. just search state of the union. fareed zakaria "gps" is next for our viewers here in the united states. >>> this is "gps the global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. >>> it's oscar time. the annual academy awards. many of the nominated films have raised crucial issues about american foreign policy, from the war against al qaeda to the efficacy of torture to our policy against iran. we will talk about these issues confronting us in real life with a panel including the former director of the cia michael hayden. also, iran might be moving toward a nuclear weapon but it seems to be coming apart internally with political infighting that makes washington look positively civilized by comparison. we'll ask two experts to explain what's going on. # >>> why are we being bombarded by meteors and asteroids and what's the difference anyway? i'll talk to our
highs, what he has planned for timewarner and cnn in the future. and one year after making plans for a big transformation, jcpenney ceo ron johnson joins us with an update on that turnaround. you don't want to miss that. saturday delivery to be a thing in the past. hampton with details and people still asking questions whether they can do this yurn laterally. >> i think you have more in the postmaster clarification in your live interview the last half hour. essentially what he's saying, the continual resolution funding and running the government as we speak, the postal service believes as that resolution is written, there is, he won't call it that, a loophole that will allow the postal service to go ahead with its plan as of august 1st of this year, to stop delivering mail on saturday, packages going forward would continue. now, that's the ups stance. the continuing resolution we're talking about lasts for another six weeks until the end of march. he's also taken the position if congress disagree, there's time to work this out. further down the road, the issue of the august 1st d
to her aid. cnn reached out to hundley, who has been charged with assaulting a minor. he declined to comment and asked us to talk to his attorney. his attorney urged the public not to rush to judgment, and revenued us to comments she made to the minneapolis star tribune, where she said her client will plead not guilty, and hopefully this situation can be resolved. delta says it's cooperating with investigators, and that the plane landed safely. >>> in the fallout that we know, as i said, in the lead to the story, is that he's been fired from his job, which sun connected. he has a job as a businessman in idaho. >> and a lot of 0 people talking about this on our social media page. we'll be sharing your comments on the air later. >>> we'll be back in a couple of minutes on this monday, presidents day a lot of people have the day off, that's why there are very few cars out. we'll be right back. >>> plenty of clouds down below. it is an overcast start to the day, so it is very gray it there. these temperatures aren't too bad. we are above the freezing mark, in fact, holding on to upper
of cnn who together have a wonderful interview with clinton yesterday. thank you. over to elise. [applause] we have a lot of distinguished guests in the audience. the deputy chief of mission for the embassy of lebanon. a lot of people who care about syria and looks to be a lively discussion this evening. in august, 2011 secretary of state hillary clinton called for the president bashar al-assad to step down for the sake of the syrian people. at that time about 2,000 people were killed. today that number of u.n. estimates has risen to more than 60,000 syrian is dead, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to turkey and jordan and iraq pleasing burdens on those countries, close to 2 million more, more than half have been displaced inside syria. what started as a brave stand has moved into a civil war with opposition forces becoming more radicalized, some of them would say infiltrated by extremist forces with links to al qaeda. the conflict threatens to destabilize the entire region and become a battleground for the proxy war some might say of competing interest. the and ratio
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